Sesame Seeds vs. Paprika

Nutrition comparison of Sesame Seeds and Paprika


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of sesame seeds versus paprika (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in sesame seeds and paprika:

  • Both sesame seeds and paprika are high in calcium, calories, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Paprika has signficantly more Vitamin K than sesame seed.
  • Paprika is an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin E.
  • Sesame seed has more thiamin and folate, however, paprika contains more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
Detailed nutritional comparison of sesame seeds and paprika is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Sesame Seeds (Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, roasted and toasted) and Paprika (Spices, paprika) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both sesame seeds and paprika are high in calories. Sesame seed has 100% more calories than paprika - sesame seed has 565 calories per 100 grams and paprika has 282 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, sesame seeds is lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to paprika per calorie. Sesame seeds has a macronutrient ratio of 11:17:72 and for paprika, 15:55:30 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Sesame Seeds Paprika
Protein 11% 15%
Carbohydrates 17% 55%
Fat 72% 30%
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carbohydrates

Paprika is high in carbohydrates and sesame seed has 52% less carbohydrates than paprika - sesame seed has 25.7g of total carbs per 100 grams and paprika has 54g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both sesame seeds and paprika are high in dietary fiber. Paprika has 149% more dietary fiber than sesame seed - sesame seed has 14g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and paprika has 34.9g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Sesame seed has less sugar than paprika - paprika has 10.3g of sugar per 100 grams and sesame seed does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

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Both sesame seeds and paprika are high in protein. Sesame seed has 20% more protein than paprika - sesame seed has 17g of protein per 100 grams and paprika has 14.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Sesame seed is high in saturated fat and paprika has 68% less saturated fat than sesame seed - sesame seed has 6.7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and paprika has 2.1g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Paprika has more Vitamin C than sesame seed - paprika has 0.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and sesame seed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Paprika is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than sesame seed - paprika has 2463ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and sesame seed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Paprika is an excellent source of Vitamin E and it has more Vitamin E than sesame seed - paprika has 29.1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and sesame seed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Paprika has signficantly more Vitamin K than sesame seed - paprika has 80.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and sesame seed does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Sesame seed has more thiamin and folate, however, paprika contains more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.

Sesame Seeds Paprika
Thiamin 0.803 MG 0.33 MG
Riboflavin 0.251 MG 1.23 MG
Niacin 4.581 MG 10.06 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.051 MG 2.51 MG
Vitamin B6 0.802 MG 2.141 MG
Folate 98 UG 49 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both sesame seeds and paprika are high in calcium. Sesame seed has 332% more calcium than paprika - sesame seed has 989mg of calcium per 100 grams and paprika has 229mg of calcium.

iron

Both sesame seeds and paprika are high in iron. Paprika has 43% more iron than sesame seed - sesame seed has 14.8mg of iron per 100 grams and paprika has 21.1mg of iron.

potassium

Both sesame seeds and paprika are high in potassium. Paprika has 380% more potassium than sesame seed - sesame seed has 475mg of potassium per 100 grams and paprika has 2280mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both sesame seeds and paprika contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Sesame Seeds Paprika
alpha linoleic acid 0.363 G 0.453 G
Total 0.363 G 0.453 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, sesame seed has more linoleic acid than paprika per 100 grams.

Sesame Seeds Paprika
linoleic acid 20.654 G 7.314 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.047 G
Total 20.654 G 7.361 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Sesame Seeds (Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, roasted and toasted) and Paprika (Spices, paprika) .

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